Ohio Authorizes E-Voting, Wants Paper Record Within Two Years

from the and-between-now-and-then? dept

While California is banning all e-voting machines unless they agree to some fairly strict security provisions, it looks like Ohio has now authorized the use of e-voting machines for the November election. The state will require a paper trail for e-voting machines - but not until May of 2006. If they're going to require it anyway, I don't see why they shouldn't require it now. This basically means that for the next two years we have no way of knowing how accurate votes from Ohio will be.


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    LittleW0lf, May 11th, 2004 @ 7:08am

    Ohio is Diabold country...

    While California is banning all e-voting machines unless they agree to some fairly strict security provisions, it looks like Ohio has now authorized the use of e-voting machines for the November election.

    Mike, remember that Ohio has a pretty large (and mostly hated,) company lobbying them within their own borders to adopt electronic voting. After all, we in California sent a large amount of taxes to Ohio for our now decertified machines (I hope a few registrar of voters go to jail here for rushing to buy these machines before they were certified, and thus misappropriated public funds, starting with our RoV here in San Diego.)

    Diabold is based out of Ohio, so it is no surprise, but I wonder if Diabold will require $60,000 for a printer in order to verify ballots too?

     

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